380.753.01 DYNAMICS OF POPULATION AGING
Examines basic concepts of demography of aging, including trends in aging and the health of populations; characteristics of the older population in the U.S. and other countries; models of the demographic and health transitions experienced by older individuals; and implications of population aging for policy and program responses.
At the end of this course, students will be able to: 1. Identify and describe the primary demographic causes of population aging 2. Relate population aging to the epidemiologic transition 3. Discuss and critique theories about the relationships between changing patterns of morbidity and longevity 4. Describe the implications of population aging for health care, social programs, intergenerational equity, and family support 5. Contrast the nature of population aging for diverse cultures and ethnic groups.
- Thursday 3:30 - 6:20